Biography

History

The Ambassade Orchestra Vienna was founded during the Johann Strauss Anniversary year of 1999. Michael Buchmann and Alexander Kaspar, manager of the ensemble, had the idea to emphasize the entertaining element of classical music in an informal, but highly professional style. After a number of concerts in Austria, the orchestra organized an open-air tour through South America, with an audience consisting of up to 12.000 people at each concert. Furthermore, the Ambassade Orchestra toured through Monte Carlo and Japan, where it performed together with the Japanese Band Quruli and recorded a CD in the aftermath of the tour.

Another highlight in the Orchestra’s history is the production of the CD „Ambros singt Moser“ with Wolfgang Ambros and the cooperation with Jose Carreras for his CD „Mediterranean Passion“. Another project was the CD/DVD-Box „Peter und der Wolf“, which the Ambassade Orchestra produced together with the popular German TV-presenter Willi Weitzel.

Moreover, the orchestra supported the well-known Austria Stunt pilot Hannes Arch at his show „Rhythm and Air“, which Hannes Arch had developed together with Noisia. The Ambassade Orchestra has also worked together with Lidia Baich, the Austrian violin virtuoso, several times, amongst others at her concert programme „Rock meets Classic“. Other musical highlights in the previous years were the Christmas concert with Josè Carreras and friends in the Wiener Stadthalle, as well as several concerts in the Wiener Musikverein together with a Japanese choir, where among others Mozarts’ Requiem was performed. Moreover, the close artistic friendship between world famous singers, for example Josè Carreras or Andrea Bocelli, and the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna was revived in the course of several tours and concerts in the Arab Emirates and in Vienna.

In 2016 the long lasting friendship between the Japanese Band Quruli and the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna was intensified again during several concerts played together in Japan. The tour plan of the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna in 2017 includes concerts with Andrea Bocelli in several cities around Austria and the last concert of Jose Carreras in Vienna for now.

The Ambassade Orchestra Vienna is always searching for new ideas, cooperations and projects to combine musical and artistic elements, that are often incompatible with one another other at first sight, but develop and merge with each other to form a new artistic highlight. One of these projects is MoZuluArt, the fusion of traditional zulu music with classical music.

References

The Ambassade Orchestra Vienna performed together with José Carreras  in Austria, Dubai and the Arabic Emirates.

Together with Wolfgang Ambros  the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna produced the CDes Ambros sings Moser und Ambros sings Moser- die 2nd. Moreover, a few concerts were staged with this particular programm,  among others at the Wiener Musikverein and the Wiener Konzerthaus.

Company Events:
Allianz / OMV / IBM / Wirtschaftskammer Österreich / CA / Naturhistorischen Museum Wien / OPEC / OBI / Daewoo / Wiener Medizinische Akademie / Wiener Hofburg / Österreich Werbung / Österr. Bewerbung zur Fußball EM 2008 / LKW Walter / PORR / Wien Werbung / Junge Industrie / Cafe Central / Wienstrom / Secession Wien / Sanofi-Synthelabo / Hoerbiger Int. / Diplomatische Akademie Wien / Rudolfinerhaus / Wiener Linien / Club Ambassador / Palais Palffy / Kurier / Lehartheater Bad Ischl / MAK Wien / Stiftung Österreich Kultur & Wirtschaft / Wiener Börse / IFA Kongress / Brain4Art / Backhausen / Palais Coburg / IFA Kongress 04 / Haus der Musik / Style Hotel u.a.

Public Events:
New Year’s Concerts: St. Anton am Arlberg / Varazdin / D – Vilshofen / Oberpullendorf / Gmunden / St. Johann in Tirol / Schärding u.a.
South America Tour: Monte Video / Punta del Este / San Jose / Paysandu / Salto / La Paloma / Atlantida / Piriapolis / Colonia / Mercedes / Young / Durazno / Colonia
Concerts: Wiener Musikverein / Wiener Konzerthaus / Bregenzer Festspiele / Hotel Hyatt in Berlin / Hotel Four Seasons in Chicago / Kieler Woche / UNO New York / Hilton / Schloss Grafenegg / Technisches Museum / Nationalbibliothek / Kursalon Hübner / Wiener Rathaus / Dubai feat. José Carreras / D – Wolfsburg feat. Eva Lind u.a.

Balls and Benefit Concerts:
Balls: Mondorf-les-Bains in Luxemburg / Ball de Palma de Mallorca / Wienball in Noordwijk NL / Wienerball in Bratislava/ Concordia Ball / Life Ball opening ceremony / Frühlingsball im Festspielhaus St.Pölten / Ball der Diplomatische Akademie / Ungarball / Nacht der Wiener Wirtschaft / Ball der Wiener Linien u.a.
Benefit Concerts: Care Österreich / „flora – Wienerinnen gegen Brustkrebs“ / Life Ball / Make A Wish / Rettet den Stephansdom / Waris Dirie Foundation